His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests, visited the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) on 16th April 2014. His Excellency was welcomed by the Director and faculty members of the Institute.
A group of students (10 students and 2 faculty members) from the Charles Sturt University of Australia arrived in Bhutan on 8 April 2014 to undertake a 2-week field course on Environmental Science. In Bhutan, the student group will be meeting with various environment and conservation related agencies and visit field sites to explore and learn about Bhutan’s environment and conservation management regimes.
UWICE hired two interns through the Young Environmental Scholar’s (YES) internship program. The program was initially started in the year 2010 at the Institute. This program is sponsored through a donation from Mrs. Daphne Hoch Cunningham made in honour of His Excellency, Dr. Pema Gyamtsho.